Samir Elsharbaty

  1. Wait, what? Split brain, when two personalities live in one body

    Is there a medical case in which a person lives with the two hemispheres of their brain separated? Would the two halves disagree, fight, have different views, and even different beliefs?... Read more

  2. Community digest: Wikimedia Israel celebrates tenth anniversary; first veloexpedition in Macedonia; news in brief

    Wikimedia Israel marked its tenth anniversary with an award ceremony to honor organizations and individuals promoting open knowledge in the country; In Macedonia, Wikipedians mixed fun with knowledge sharing in their first ‘veloexpeditions’. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about new features on Wikimedia projects, Wikidatacon, competition in Srpska and mor... Read more

  3. Pranayraj Vangari has written a new Wikipedia article every day for the last year

    Today, Pranayraj Vangari concluded a 365-day challenge where he created a new article on the Telugu Wikipedia every day for the past year, including on his wedding day and busy work days.... Read more

  4. Natacha Rault: Taking a feminist approach to Wikipedia’s gender gap

    Natacha Rault browsed Wikipedia frequently but never hit the ‘edit’ button until she learned about Wikipedia’s gender gap. ... Read more

  5. Felix Nartey named Wikimedian of the Year for 2017

    In a video call from Wikimania in Montreal, Jimmy Wales and Emily Temple-Wood surprised Felix Nartey from Ghana with his selection as the 2017 Wikimedian of the Year.... Read more

  6. “How to write about the entire world from scratch”: Britta Gustafson

    Britta Gustafson started editing Wikipedia very early back in 2001. She made her first edit because “information on a favorite topic was missing,” and carried on with editing Wikipedia for sixteen years to keep bridging knowledge gaps. Currently, she leads workshops to train beginner editors in person and spends zillions of hours online to advocate their contributions from deletion, when mista... Read more

  7. Community digest: Odia Wikipedians document the Asian Athletics Championships; news in brief

    This month, Odia Wikipedians, Indian Athletics Federation and Sports and Youth Services collaborated to document the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships. Hundreds of photos were uploaded and new Wikipedia content added to inform the event’s fans. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes Wikipedian Wikinic in Seattle, writing competition in Russia, and more. ... Read more

  8. Great Hera! Wonder Woman powers June’s two most popular Wikipedia articles

    After seven weeks in theaters, Wonder Woman has become the summer’s top domestic earner in the United States and throughout the month of June, articles about the film and its star were the most visited on the English Wikipedia.... Read more

  9. Community digest: Wikipedia for Peace, editing to celebrate diversity at WorldPride Madrid; news in brief

    15 participants in the Wikipedia for Peace initiative from seven different countries gathered at WorldPride in Madrid, Spain this year. The group aimed at highlighting LGBT issues by contributing content about them on Wikimedia projects. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about Wikimedia affiliates, photography contests, outreach activities in Nigeria and more. ... Read more

  10. Editing to change the world: Vinicius Siqueira

    Vinicius Siqueira has been contributing to Wikipedia for a decade, during which he has made thousands of edits online and led successful offline initiatives to train fellow students to edit. ... Read more